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Buick Car Cybersecurity

cybersecurityOn behalf of your new Buick Car Dealership in Thunder Bay Ontario, we have found a great subject to settle onto in our reporting.  I know no one who isn’t at least remotely interested in the safety of vehicles from an electronic perspective and when it comes to today’s new Buick cars and other new cars, trucks and SUVs on the market, cybersecurity is a real thing.  Many entities in the industry are working to secure your car from cyber-attack.  That is nothing that any of us worried about just ten short years ago, yet with technology abound, it becomes a valid concern in today’s new car world.

In a recent online article, we learn the following and have our suspicions comfirmed, “Vehicles have notoriously been vulnerable to attack from various sources. These have varied from the equipment, endpoints, and communication being insecure to open ports. Regardless of the source, these have historically and continue to provide ample attack surfaces for those with malicious intent.”

Engineers in the automotive industry have attacked this issue from the defensive end as far as the new car industry is concerned; we found this to be true in all that we read on behalf of your New Buick Car Dealership in Thunder Bay ON. “The information security engineers have reviewed the data flow, endpoints, and other equipment to write and apply the specifications to the vehicles and vendors. Where needed, these specifications are updated as technology advances.”  Unfortunately, not all auto engineers and manufacturers are viewing the problem with a serious tone.   “The issue with this position has been systemic with certain auto manufacturers. Info sec has been treated as an afterthought, brought in late during the project.”   This can pose a rather large issue with new Buick cars and SUVs in Thunder Bay.  It can be a problem with any car in the manufacturing stage as the technology must be switched up after the fact to produce a more secure vehicle.

Slowing Down For GMC Truck Security

cybersecurityContinuing the subject of digital safety in your new GMC trucks in Thunder Bay, we come to the fact that engineers are not always thrilled with the process since it can often times slow their process down.  “This has also been labeled as trampling on a project’s success. This has allowed lax security in the vehicle and as it communicates with third party vendors.”  When time runs short to deal with security in your Thunder Bay GMC trucks from a cybersecurity perspective, the result is not great.  The following paragraph outlines this security risk in new cars and trucks when the process is not given the time it takes to be completed and handled properly.

“When there is not a sufficient amount of time to adequately specify the security requirements, have all parties approve them, and implement this into the design, there are vulnerabilities in the design and implementation. This has been seen over and over with the vehicle attacks on the brakes, the connected vehicle app being insecure, the fob not being secure as it communicates with the vehicle, and many other vulnerabilities that had been researched over the last four years. These methods have not been robust to the level needed for the vehicle attacks (Cho & Shin, 2016).”  Of course, this is not the case with all new cars and trucks.  Speaking for the GMC Trucks in Canada, security has been top notch, still slowing down to make this happen can be a stress from the manufacturer’s perspective.

Things are changing, also, with how the levels of security are being obtained in new GMC Trucks and cars in Thunder Bay.  We will visit the details surrounding these cybersecurity changes in the upcoming posts on behalf of your new GMC Truck sales in Ontario in the next posts to follow on your GMC truck dealer’s behalf.

Let These GMC Trucks Do Something About It

proactiveWe still have more to share on the subject of safety in a new GMC Truck in Thunder Bay ON, and more specifically, more information to pass your way in the area of details surrounding the land departure warning systems.  Yes, there exist two types which we have brushed on previously.  Now, we want to step back a bit and look at how it all started.  “Early lane departure warning systems used single video cameras to monitor lane markings, but modern systems that use visual information typically use video cameras.”  Also new to these safety features on your new GMC trucks in Canada are the laser and radar systems available for accuracy.

The systems above that use laser are a bit less accurate given their trouble in extreme weather situations. “The methods that these systems use to provide corrective actions also differ from one situation to another. Some of the first lane-keeping systems made use of electronic stability control systems to keep a vehicle in its lane. This was accomplished by applying a slight braking pressure to the appropriate wheels.”

Modern systems are able to tap into power steering controls to actually provide a gentle steering correction which becomes very important according to our research done on the Thunder Bay GMC Truck Dealership in Ontario, due to the autonomous landing that all of these features have in mind.  In other words, if we are indeed planning to not drive our cars and have them actually drive us in the future, then we will need these active safety features to do more than simply warn us of danger.  We will, indeed, need these GMC trucks in Canada to be equipped to do something about it.